Friday, 17 November 2017

Birthday Card

A birthday card was needed for a dear friend of mine. Liz and I worked together for many years in a reception class. I used some chevron paper from a paper pad and used a brand new die from Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson called Butterflies in Flight, and a butterfly punch. I finished off the card with a few gems to add some bling.


I would like to enter this card for the following challenge:

Butterfly Challenge #89 Butterflies + C is for Chevrons and/or the colour Purple

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Final Card in the Trilogy

Yet another anniversary card in similar design, but different colours. I just love the 
colour combination of silver, white and purple. It looks so clean. It's great to to be able 
to use some of my small snippets up!

Note to self, I need to buy a small easel to stand the cards on when I photograph them!

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Same Card, Different Colourway


I needed to make a card for a friend's birthday. I decided to make the same card 
in a different colourway. I can't believe how different it looks in white and pink. 
Using tiny snippets of card left over from the die cut it allowed me to punch out 
some butterflies and flowers to use as embellishments.



I would like to take part in these challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 305 and 306
That's Crafty ~ Forever Floral Challenge


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

An Anniversary Card

My crafting mojo is certainly returning. A friend was celebrating her Golden Wedding Anniversary, so an opportunity to use one of my brand new dies.




I used gold mirri and ivory card to create a clean and simple look adding ivory pearls to the centre of the flowers. Finally three little pearls were added to the corner of the card to pull it all together.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Hallowe'en Charity Fundraising

I'm not a lover of Hallowe'en. Never have and never will be. But sometimes in life you have to bite the bullet. I made these little pots for a well known coffee shop 
to raise funds for a school they are building. I made 100 of these little pots in green, orange and black. Fingers crossed, they will all sell. 

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Pokemon Card

My grandson was 7 years old at the end of September - (where has that time gone!!)
He loves Pokémon, even chasing them when he goes for days out. His coup, was finding the special red Pokémon, Vulpix. You can only find it at the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Pokémon was the theme for his birthday card. Using my Martha Stewart 
scoring board, for the first time, I made a box card. I printed some
of the little characters, cut them out and added them to the card. 
I added a personalized greeting and put a handwritten 
message on the back for him.



There was one very happy little boy on the 30th September.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Another Bag!

Having seen my button embellished hessian bag, my grand-daughter, Lucie asked me if I could make her a button bag but with orange buttons.

Orange is her favourite colour and has been for as long as I can remember. I set out looking for buttons. Orange is not a popular colour for buttons so I went to a button company in Harrogate, Yorkshire who solved my dilemma.

The end result is pictured below. Lucie is delighted with her shopping bag.